Hello, my name is Jared. This request stems from the events that happened during this school year. I am a transfer student from a different college where I was studying to be a Lutheran teacher. I had taken some time off school to help my mom back at home, as she was suffering from heart difficulties. Since transferring from that school I have lost my mother to cardiac arrest, and my father has suffered a stroke. I have relatively no means of financial support besides myself. I transferred to my current school in spring of 2020. As you can see in the photo, my spring semester tuition is fully paid off. The first semester there was the first semester we experienced the Covid-19 outbreak. Following that semester all of my classes were placed online. I believed that living with my friends somewhere else while doing online school and working was the best option. This made it extremely hard to communicate to the university, which is in Chicago. Approximately 200 mi from my residence. During the 2020-2021 school year, I was asked to verify the income of my father from 2018 as well as send mine in. As you can imagine, this was hard retrieving information from my father who is near delusional, and 4 states away. The school also for some reason considered me a dependent student, even thought neither of my parents were a source of income. As the semester went on I was just recently able to get the signed documents, but the financial aid office is telling me I can no longer submit my financial aid. This is a private school in Chicago, whose sticker price for tuition and fees is roughly $32,000. My remaining balance is currently upwards of $30,000, because no financial aid was applied for a s student who dearly needs it. . I am still currently pursuing a degree as a teacher. My mother passed shortly before my admission to the university, but never got to see her son enroll in another college. If you can help in anyway, please let me know.